The Monks of Redon presents for the first time a full text and translation of a unique historical source of the ninth century: an account of the life of a Breton monastery seen from the inside, in the na´ve but graphic narrative of a contemporary monk. We see how the ascetic traditions of Celtic Brittany and the dynamic religious reforms of the Carolingian emperors, Charlemagne's successors, met at Redon to create a highly successful establishment, even amid frequent warfare, local disorder, and the lurking threat of the Vikings. The text is accompanied by a later, perhaps eleventh-century, version of the life of the founder of Redon. The relationship between the two texts, their manuscript-tradition, their language, style, and historical background are fully discussed.
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Text: English, Latin (translation)
Original Language: Latin
The Gesta reflects the height of Breton power and Breton ecclesiastical learning; the Vita Conuuoinis the orientation towards the Franks...impeccably presented...important source. FRENCH HISTORY `Brett's editions of the texts reflect care and judgment, her translations seem both accurate and readable... Deserves a warm reception.' SPECULUMA critical modern edition and excellent facing translation ... prefaced by detailed discussion of the manuscript tradition and Latinity. Valuable evidence complementing the corpus of more than 300 charters in the house's famous cartulary... Significant and welcome addition to early Breton studies. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW
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Descrizione libro Boydell Press, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 8vo. Cloth. 253 pp. Light shelfwear. Jacket lightly faded at spine and price-clipped. Very good in a very good jacket. Codice libro della libreria 428068
Descrizione libro Boydell Press, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG DJ. Picture may not match book; 8vo; ex-library markings include stamps/labels/card pocket; DJ lightly edgeworn/scuffed, lightly sunned; DJ wrapped with clear plastic Mylar with light shelfwear/edge-wear; slight bowing to boards near corners; light wear/scuffing to boards/spine. Text unmarked and clean. Orders will be mailed either on the day ordered or the next business day. Expedited shipping available. Codice libro della libreria 101c2153640